We measure Biometrics in Motorsport so that we can "tune" a driver in much the same way that we tune a vehicle or motor. The human body reacts to different environments, situations and stresses, which can have a profound impact on a person’s reaction time, judgement and performance.
"For years we have monitored every part of the vehicle possible – every part except for the most critical component – the driver."
Many of the factors that influence a driver’s performance can be controlled, optimized or managed to minimize the negative impact. Overheating or fatigue has been proven to greatly affect one's cognitive abilities and response times. We have also seen that high stress levels increase the probability that a driver will make mistakes.
As the body reacts to different situations Biometrics can identify what and where these factors occur; identification is the first step for optimization.
As Biometrics show the stress a person undergoes while racing, this information can be used to tailor training programs to better prepare drivers for the physical requirements of racing so they can achieve peak performance.
Biometrics is now available for all levels of Motorsport. This technology has great benefits for all Motorsport drivers. Newer drivers can easily identify their stress triggers and situations where they lack confidence, and experienced drivers can compare their baseline performance and optimize their training programs. This technology is no longer just for Formula-1!